Yearly Archives: 2017

Here is how a $116 flight on Allegiant Airlines turns into $571 –

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Buyer Beware! The low cost airlines such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit do a great job of promoting low prices. What the airlines don’t want you to know is that in many cases you will actually pay hundreds of dollars more for your tickets when you arrive at the airport with all their “hidden fees”. […]


Here are Steve’s 7 tips to make flying easier during the holidays –

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Next week will be one of the busiest weekends of the year for flying. Here is my advice if you are brave enough to fly this weekend and during the coming Christmas and New Year holidays. #1 – Have your friends or relatives take you to the airport – Airport parking is often full (and […]


Warning – flying on budget airlines during the holidays could leave you stranded –

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Many people do not realize how risky it is when they book a ticket on a budget airline to fly during the holiday season. The problem with budget airlines is that when they break down or have weather problems no other airlines will back them up and provide their customers with alternate flights. So if […]


Travelers in 7 states are holding their breath as they may not be able to use their drivers licenses for ID on domestic flights after January 21, 2018 –

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There are currently seven states (Louisiana, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut) which are not presently in compliance with the REAL ID Act passed by Congress that established minimum security standards for state-issued ID’s such as drivers licenses, that are currently used as ID cards for air travelers. Beginning on January 22, 2018 every […]


Have you ever tried playing airline seat assignment roulette? –

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I refuse to pay extra for those roomier seats with extra legroom offered by the airlines under the brands of Economy Plus (UA), Main Cabin Extra (AA), and Comfort+ (DL). So here is what I do to bag those seats without paying for them. The majority of people are like me and don’t want to […]


Hello from Atlanta, Georgia –

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Today I am writing you from Atlanta as I am here meeting with travel industry executives on the Travelport Advisory Board. At this meeting, I am presenting a speech titled “Seven exponential technologies that will disrupt the travel industry in three years (or less)”. This is an exciting time for us in the travel industry […]


You better have a skinny butt to fly United Airlines across the pond –

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I really can’t believe what all the airlines are doing to their customers. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that UA is remodeling their Boeing 777-200 fleet and adding their new Polaris business class seating. At the same time they are adding two dozen more coach seats in economy class. You ask, “How can they […]


Hello from Guangzhou, China –

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I’m writing you today from Guangzhou, China as I return from a two week trip around the globe. It is my first time to circumnavigate the globe. Does that make me an astronaut? My trip has taken me from Omaha to Dallas to Budapest to Munich to Guangzhou and now today back to Omaha. This […]


Hello from Passau, Germany –

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I am writing you this week as I complete the last leg of a wonderful Blue Danube river cruise on AMA Waterways’ ship the AMAViola. If you want to see Europe the easy way, this is it. This cruise line offers amazing service and ships that are newer and smaller than many on the river. […]


Employee Spotlight- Amber Arnspiger-Corporate Travel Consultant

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1. What are three things still left on your bucket list?  Take a cruise, go to Salem MA, Go to Ireland. 2. What is the best vacation you’ve ever had? Going to the Keys with my family last year. (It was our first vacation in 11 years) 3. Are you spring, summer, fall or winter? […]


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